HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New pickleball courts: Finished and open

Written July 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two years after the Albany City Council approved their construction, new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College are ready for play. While the college still has a sign saying the campus is closed to public use, City Manager Peter Troedsson says the courts are open.


Pickleball conflict moot; courts not finished

Written November 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Should the public be allowed to use the new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany during the Covid era?  That question has become moot for now because the courts won’t be finished this year.


A non-virus story: Pickleball bid awarded

Written March 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Take a last look at the long-neglected tennis courts at Linn-Benton Community College. The four courts are about to be demolished and rebuilt as 12 courts for pickleball.


At LBCC, tennis goes and pickleball comes in

Written May 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

At Linn-Benton Community College, they haven’t played tennis for years. And now they plan to replace their courts with a pickleball venue that the Albany Parks and Recreation Department will build.


Get this public servant back to work

Written June 6th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Michael Rodgers no longer faces a criminal investigation, but the state government’s unjust treatment of him continues. He is still suspended from his job, and that is something the governor should put right.


Tennis versus weeds at LBCC

Written August 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A month ago I happened to notice the weeds on the tennis courts at Linn-Benton Community College and groused about the courts’ deteriorated condition. The college maintenance department said at the time it was about to do something about the weeds. And sure enough, when I took another look this week, the old weeds were gone.


Tennis anyone? At LBCC, rarely

Written June 30th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Over the weekend I happened to ride past the tennis courts at Linn-Benton Community College, and I was sad to see the shape they were in. But the Albany college says something’s about to be done about the weeds.


 
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